Northeast SARE From the Field

Northeast SARE From the Field

Northeast SARE From the Field

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Kriemhild Dairy Farms

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

The localvore movement leads to multifarm cooperation.

Extension Agent Dynamo + Farmer Ingenuity = Great Solutions

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

University of Vermont Extension Specialist Heather Darby partners with colleagues and farmers to advance research in biofuel production, organic grains for dairies, and value-added wheat for local bakeries.

Research Leads to Profitable, Sustainable Approaches to Onion Production

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

Cornell University Extension Vegetable Specialist Christine Hoepting is helping onion growers improve yields and save money through her research in conservation tillage, mulches, planting techniques and soil fertility.

Grant Puts (Good) Crimp in Farm Operations

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

It all began in 2002 with a $6,500 SARE grant and the seed of an idea: a no-till tractor implement that rolls, crimps and kills cover crops, creating a weed suppressing mulch.

No-Till and Cover Crop Innovations Increase Dairy Profits

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

To help dairy farmers optimize overall forage production and quality, SARE-funded researchers led field trials and demonstrations in three New England states to determine the benefits of cover crops, no-till and shorter-season corn silage varieties. 

Nutrient Management Boosts the Profitability, Stewardship of New York Dairies

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

A team of researchers, educators, farmers and consultants are developing and promoting a suite of on-farm assessment tools that take the guesswork out of nutrient management.

Abundant High Tunnels Provide a Community Boost in West Virginia

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

An educational program in West Virginia spurred a seven-fold increase in the number of high tunnels in the state, giving farmers a new way to increase their on-farm income while providing communities with more locally grown produce.

For Vegetable Farmers, a New No-Till Tool in Forage Radish

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

University of Maryland researchers are exploring the benefits of forage radish, a relatively new cover crop species that they have found fits well with no-till spring planting for organic farmers, boosting yields and profits.

Innovative Assessment Helps Farmers in the Northeast Improve Soil Health

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

A multidisciplinary team at Cornell University created a soil health assessment, which measures physical, chemical and biological indicators as well as pH and nutrient levels in the soil. The soil health assessment received early funding from multiple SARE grants as well as other sources. 

Ginger: An ancient crop in the New World

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

An idle greenhouse sparks a new idea.

New weed control tools for smaller farms

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

Weeds can be challenging without rightsized mechanization.

Fair Trade Strategy for Northeast "Eco-Growers"

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

Faced with rising costs and foreign competition, a group of apple growers launched a cooperative direct marketing effort for their sustainably raised fruit.

Tackling the Thorny Issues, Linking Practitioners

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

Anu Rangarajan, of Cornell University, is advancing the next generation of organic agriculture through research, training and by connecting farmers and educators.

Simple P Test Yields Millions in Savings

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

Corn growers across New York have together cut their use of starter phosphorous by tens of millions of pounds, thanks to SARE-funded Cornell University research.

On-Farm Biodiesel 101

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

A SARE-funded workshop series is helping farmers produce their own biodiesel, saving money and reducing their carbon footprint.

Large-Scale Help for Small-Scale Farmers

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, supported by SARE grants, has helped dozens of small farmers in Massachusetts establish their roots.

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Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition

Sustainable Soil Management

Type: Book

Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color.

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